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CFA Sunday around the State
What do you get when you mix brigade members, littlies’ fire helmets, kids’ laughter and excitement, shiny red trucks on display, sausage sizzles and dashing volunteers in uniform? CFA Sunday of course!
A very successful CFA Sunday was held again this year on 25 November with the support of 286 participating brigades across Victoria.
CFA HQ marketing team members, Emma McDonald and Jenna Clarke took to the road in Eastern Metro on Sunday to see some CFA Sunday brigade events in action.
“I was very impressed by what efforts were made across some Eastern Metro Brigades. It was great fun to see so many different ways that brigades engage with their community given that not all communities are the same, or even want or need to know the same fire safety information.
"This year, brigades really took ownership of their event planning, by making it work for their brigade and their community. It was not just about opening their doors.
"From fire demos, junior displays, fire safety workshops, coloring in competitions, it was obvious that a lot of thought, commitment and preparation went into the day and the amount of knowledge and confidence these brigade members have is very impressive, I would definitely feel safer living in a CFA community” Emma said.
CFA Sunday around the State
Seymour Open Day saw families and friends turn up to see how the local brigade supports the community. Chief Officer Euan Ferguson and his wife Kristin also attended and talked to the community and members in attendance with the support of their local radio FM 103.9. Read more about Seymour's CFA Sunday.
CFA Sunday at Barnawatha saw a threefold increase in community members attending! The format for their brigade on the day was to engage those community members that visited us and generally see what their interest was, providing knowledge that was relevant to them.Read more about Barnawatha’s CFA Sunday.
Wesburn-Millgrove Brigade CFA Sunday was a great success with a Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Balloons, Recruitment information, Summer Ready information, Burns Table demonstrations, Popcorn, a BBQ AND had 3 new members sign up! Read more about Wesburn-Millgrove Brigade’s CFA Sunday.
In Point Cook, a sausage sizzle and tours of the fire truck were the two most popular attractions amongst the 30 visitors who attended the event. Read more about Point Cook’s CFA Sunday.
Malmsbury brigade used CFA Sunday to target visitors to Central Victoria, setting up outside the general store to hand out FireReady information. Read more about Malmsbury’s CFA Sunday.
Connewarre Fire brigade held a most successful CFA Sunday event in conjunction with the opening of the display homes village at the new Warralily Estate, Armstrong Creek. Read more about Connewarre's CFA Sunday.
An estimated crowd of about 300 people took the opportunity to see the workings of a CFA fire station at Traralgon brigade's CFA Sunday. Read more about Traralgon's CFA Sunday.
Newry were lucky enough to have the Gippsland Region Smokehouse for the day to talk to the children about home fire safety. Read more about Newry's CFA Sunday.
Narre Warren brigade had a whopping 500 community members visit its station on CFA Sunday. Read more here.
Toongabbie Rural Fire Brigade had about 20 people attend the fire station including a couple of members of the public. Read about Toongabbie's CFA Sunday.
It’s fair to say that CFA Sunday is a great way for all of CFA to unite as an organisation and with their community throughout a very important summer period.
Congratulations and well done to all participating brigades this year, we hope you enjoyed it and are already thinking about how you can take part next year!